Sophomore quarter is done – on to the second half!


If one word could sum up my sophomore year with the Trojan Times, it would be “historic.” 

In no particular order… 

I wrote 30 articles (including this one), which tops my freshman year total of 29. 

The Trojans football squad’s amazing playoff run came to an end after 18 years (and they earned their first shutout in recent memory over McHenry in week four). 

Cary-Grove cheer placed the highest in our school’s history at their state competition. CG Buddies Basketball did amazing this season (per usual). 

The Chicago Bears, after many years, finally secured a franchise quarterback in Justin Fields. The Texans “f*****d around and found out” in week 18 of the regular season, giving the aforementioned Bears a new WR1 and additional draft ammo. 

March Madness blew all of its expectations out of the water with the craziness it produced, in every round of the tourney. 

The Chiefs won another Super Bowl. 

Prairie Ridge football had a special season, making it all the way to the state championship, representing District 155 in the “big game” for the third straight year. 

Amazon Prime created a new way to watch the NFL. 

Major League Baseball implemented a pitch clock, as well as two additional rules. 

Our true heroes, medics, shone in the spotlight as Damar Hamlin proved that God is always with us. 

Trojans baseball went on a nine-game winning streak. 

Finally, to top it all off, I dove into the newest song from New York-based group AJR, writing my first non-sport article and music review.

Kind of a fitting way to end the year, right? 

Anyway, sophomore year writing for the Trojan Times was one for the record books, and with junior season peering around the corner… 

It’s almost time to run out of the “high school halftime locker room” and finish four years on the Trojan Times strong. 

See you there.